Tuesday, January 31, 2006

good evening


Hey Renee! Betty is Kevin's mom. Kevin is another marine that has made himself at home in our home. LOL

Ray's retirement ceremony was very nice. We were talking with this Lt. Col. and Ray mentioned that Ryan did not have his wings on his cammies. So the Lt.Col. took off both sets of his wings and gave them to Ryan! Ryan was so proud.

I think I need to go get a cup of coffee just so I can check up on Amber. For some reason I have a feeling that she is not at try outs for the competition dance team.

I will chat with everyone later.

Well today is Ray's retirement. So we will be going back to base. I swear to you we have spent more time at camp pendleton in the last week then we have in the last two years! That cool.

Kevin came up last night. He is now due to leave on Sunday morning. I am so going to miss him, but I know that is what marines do.

I am feeling a little bit better this morning, so I think I am going to try to work out. I so need to get rid of this fat! I swear my butt looks like someone shot it with a gun. Hmmmm maybe I need a buns of steel video. LOL

I will talk with everyone later.

Monday, January 30, 2006

I hurt!

Yes that is me today. Mr,. grumpy. I have not been in a super bad mood or anything, I am just so sore. I got up this morning and my ribs and right are were hurting. Damn the ground is hard.

Amber made the softball team! I am so proud of her. So Rusty and I are going to go to the school and pull Ambers grades. We want to make sure that her grades are still up and then we are we need to talk to the coach and find out what equipment she will need. Amber however wants to dump softball and go out for the traveling dance team. Hmmmm.....

I took Betty to the air port this morning and I was sad to see her leave. I really liked her!

I am going to go take a hot shower and try to get some sleep tonight. I have been sleeping fine until I try to move. LOL

Sunday, January 29, 2006


  Well.... yesterday was so nice! I got to hang out with my girlfriends! Betty wanted to go horse back riding so I made Elle go with us. I need to explain something. I CAN ride a horse. I can chase barrels, and I know when a saddle is to small.

So we end up at base stables to go on a trail ride. These people gave me a horse named Daisy. Daisy does not like other horses behind her and she bites, so I was told that I would be th last rider. What ever. I kept telling the stable people that the saddle needed to be adjusted to fit me, but they would not listen. o.k. whatever it is just a trail ride. I was just riding along doing my own thing when Daisy got spooked and took off! she took off and went around a corner. I however just stayed where I was and landed hard on back and butt.

There are two things I have learned. One is that if the saddle does not fit demand a new one! If I had actually had a saddle that fit I would have been able to hold on better. Second thing I have learned is that vicatin ( how ever you spell the drug.! LOL) land is really nice! LOL

We went down to the Ocean and cooked out with Kevin, Betty, Elle, and some of Elle's friends. I am so glad that I took the time to do that. I got to know Betty better and I got to spend a little more time with Elle and Kevin.

I went to work today and my boss was so on my last nerve that I told him that I had to go home. I really like my boss, but man he was loosing it tonight!

Before Elle left today I asked her if she had money for food once she got back to Alaska. She said " well I have a credit card"! So when Elle was not looking I was shoving food down into her bag! Then she busted me! Elle just hugged me and told me that she loved me.

Well, I need to get some sleep. I am going to take Betty to the air port in the morning, so I need to be up and moving EARLY!

OH! there is no more Hazle. and I like that!

Friday, January 27, 2006

good day


Today has been a good day! I got to spend some time with Elle and to meet Kevins mom!

Betty (Kevins mom) is just so nice. We did not do anything fancy. We just went down to the post for dinner and beers. I just don't think that I can put into words how nice it was to really get to know Kevins mom. I feel a real connection with her since we both love Kevin so much.

Tomorrow Betty and I are going to go horse back riding and then go check out the exchanges. I am hoping that Elle will join us. Any way after we do that we are going to go down to the beach and cook some meet and just hang out. It should be a nice day out and a nice change of pace for us.

I am off to get some sleep!


 Well, I just got in from work and I am starting to settle down so I can grab some sleep, but first I must write in mY journal.

Elle came in today and I was so happy to see her! I love seeing my friend and just being with them. I have been wanting to mention for a while what I got Elle for her birthday, but I know she reads the journal so I could not say anything. Well now I can! I knitted her two scarfs, and got her a jewelry box. Rusty on the other hand made Elle cry! Rusty found his mothers marine corps ring that he bought for his mother. So one night we were sitting on the bed and the pulls the ring out. He said to me " I think I am going to give this to Elle" Well Elle was so happy that she started to cry!

I had to take a break and give one of the cats some attention so that she would get off the keyboard! Anyway....

As for Renee. by the time we hook up again the scarf I knitted for her will be so old that her granddaughter will be using it! LOL Love you Renee!

My first night back to work went well. The lady that drugged me was there. I was nice to her, but I did not go out of my way to talk to her. I was talking to one of the petitioners tonight and he asked me what was different about me. He kept saying you look so good! Hmmmm???? Could it be because I finally got my hair done? or because I got my nails done? Could I have lost a few pounds? Or was it my change in attitude that says " Please take your cloud of gloom and doom out of my sunshine!" What ever it was, people are starting to notice the new me. I like that.



Thursday, January 26, 2006

good morning

 O.K. I have my first cup of coffee, so I am now attempting to move.

Elle comes in today and I cant wait to see her! I so miss my friend. O.K. truth be told I miss all of my friends that move away.

Anyway, I hope everyone has an awesome day, I am off to start my day, and it is my first day back to work since my mother in law passed.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

just a side note

    I really need to learn how to say "hello...' no.....I speak no......"

When the phone is for the girls I act like I am Mexican and tell all of their friend that I don't speak English. Well today one of them started speaking Spanish to me! I was like oh shit! LOL

Have a good evening everyone. and if you can help me with the language thing please let me know.



I have been wanting a smoothie maker and now that I have one I cant get enough of them! Right now I am drinking a strawberry and blue berry smoothie. It is so good!

Rusty was released to start lifting weights again, so today we both worked out on the bow flex. That is the best piece of work out equipment that we have ever owned. Between riding our bikes and lifting weights we should both be dropping a few pounds soon.

I would like to get back to being as skinny as I was when Rusty was deployed. A whole 110! I don't think that will happen, but I can dream.

Our cat is feeling a little bit better today. He still is not eating very much and there will be no playing today, but at least he is up and moving.

I hope everyone has a great day!

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

A good day

Well we made it!

Today was very hard on Rusty as he was presented both of his parents flags, but he made it. I am so glad that all of his friends took the time to show up.

I stopped and got flowers for the children and I to place by urns. Rusty said that he thought that was a nice touch.

I am just so glad that everything is over. All I need to do now is get two flag boxes. Then my mantel will be full, so no one can die! LOL

I am very proud of the way the children acted today. All of them were on their best behavior and for that I am truly grateful.

Now it is time to look forward. Thursday Elle is coming in and then on Friday Kevin and his mom will be dropping by. I am ready to have this house filled with laughter!

Gunner ( the kitten) is not doing to good. When we picked him up he cried on the home, but once we got him home he crawled under the bed and he has stayed there. I am hoping that he will feel better in the morning.

Rusty is so awesome to me. He took Gunner in this morning and he actually got Gunner chipped for me! He said that he knew it would break my heart if I lost him. Rusty is just so awesome to me.

I hope that everyone had a great day!

Monday, January 23, 2006

just some thoughts


So I was standing in the kitchen cooking dinner when Amber walks in and announces. " I was just sitting on the toilet it and was taking me long then I thought, so I pained my finger nails. But I forgot that I had to wipe my butt" I swear to you this child is not very smart sometimes! LOL oh well

So I was sitting in the tub thinking about this really cute top I saw and was I was wondering what the heck I would wear with it. Then it came to me. I can go to a thrift store and buy some mini skirts and the go some material and make my own pheasant skirts. They would look so cool! Hmmmm... I need to finish the projects that I have started before I start any new ones.

I am off to bed, but I just had to share with everyone that I am laughing and that life keeps going.

smile everyone.....because it will keep other people guessing

I forgot something

    Well, today has been one thing after another. I finally got a hold of the cemetery to find out if everything is set. Well that answer was no. It seems that the funeral home was suppose to give us the flags, but they "forgot". The lady at the cemetery was so nice, she hooked me up with two flags, so that we did not have to drive to the high desert just to get them. Then I found out that we are missing one of burial permits. So I was on the phone to the funeral home! I was so ready to explode! The cemetery finally agreed to let them fax over a copy of it and to then mail the original. This funeral home has been a pain in my ass all day!

Just when I thought I had everything set, I remembered that I did not order any flowers! So I called my mom and asked her if it would be form if there were no flowers there. I was told that yes it would be bad form. So in the morning I am going to go get some flowers for everyone to lay on the grave.

So now I hope that I have remembered everything. If not that is to bad. Lets see: bodies are in the trunk, and all of us have a black outfit except for Ryan who will be wearing cammies.

OH! our youngest cat will be going in to get his balls cut off in the morning. Poor little guy he will no longer be a male he will be an it.

check it out

So I got an e mail this morning from a guy in Iraq. I added his blog to my list! You guys should check it out. I must admit that I did not think that my post went up so there are a few on there from me! No my real hair color is not blond. LOL :)

Rusty is off doing some stuff this morning. On of the things that he has to do is get Amber out of school early tomorrow. Amber has finals tomorrow, and she will be getting out early anyway, but we need her home no later then noon. Oh well.

Tomorrow is the big day. We will lay both of Rusty's parents to rest. Our journey down this dark path will finally be over. I am very hopeful that tomorrow will go good. Rusty will be given TWO flags, but we are only getting a 21 gun salute, because 42 guns would be to much. I just hope that Rusty makes it.

Now that all of this is almost over I am going back to work on Thursday. Rusty is not happy. He says " your has been robbed more then once, shot at, there was a stabbing, and you were drugged!" I said yes, but while your pay is supporting us just fine, we still need money for the girls mission trip and for other things. Rusty disagrees.

Rusty is so funny. We have never had a new grill. All of our grills have been given to us and we have brought then back from the dead every time. Well our latest grill took a crap a few months ago and Rusty was starting to go into with drawls from not being able to bbq,. So last night he went out and bought a brand new grill! I am telling you the man has pulled more meat out to bbq, then we will be able to eat. He is like a cave man just waiting to eat meat cooked over an open fire! LOL I just hope that he can get the grill together.

I hope everyone has a great day.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

a day of nothing

The dishwasher, the washer and the dryer are all running, so now I have a few moments to write.

Yesterday went well. All of the Aunt's were very nice. I really got a long with Rusty's Aunt Mary. Rusty said that he should have guessed that since we are both crazy.

Yesterday was very hard on Rusty. I had no idea what to do for him. So I just sat next to him and held his hand, and put my arms around him.

Here is something that most people do not know about me. I know my way around a Bible very well. I flipped to Proverbs 31 and started reading. That is the chapter on the wife. It say " her husbands hearts does trust her" For a few moments yesterday I was that wife. The rock that Rusty could lean on when he was most vulnerable.

Then I flipped to Proverbs 18:24 and showed it to Rusty. He just grind. That verse says"... and a friend sticketh closer then a brother" I guess that says it all right there.

Last night we came home and just fell into bed. We were both physically and mentally drained. Today will be a better day.

Life is good.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

a quick note

Well, it is the morning of Leslies service. We are up and moving, but... well we are up and moving.

Leslie had a pooh like this one in her car! LOL I love pooh and she loved dragons.

We need top get on the road so I will chat with everyone later on tonight.

Friday, January 20, 2006

you have to laugh

 So I am sitting at the table sewing the service flag, when Rusty walks up and kisses me. He said " I am going to go get ready to start my day". So I said back... " My boobs are feeling neglected." So Rusty said " Well, Go to the bed room and I will take care of that!" Sex is good.

All I have to do is stitch up the opening on the flags. I should have them in the mail tomorrow. I just hope the families that these are going to really like them.

Rusty took Amber out to get job applications. I can't believe that she is almost 16! So then Amber says to me what am I suppose to be in the availability? What about dance? what about church? what about....? Rusty and I just laughed! Welcome to the real world Amber.

I am in such a good mood today and I don't know why. Oh  I know why, because I had sex this morning! LOL

Talk to everyone later.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

here is my sign

O.K. so there is my sign! I must be stupid. I have been trying for hours to add music to my journal and so far it has not worked! My brain hurts and I want a computer geek!

So with that said. I am going to move on to another subject. Lets see. I got back to working on my service flags. I told Rusty the other day that I should have had them done and in the mail by now, but that I could not bring myself to work on them. I told him that they were depressing to work on. Rusty gave me some wisdom back. He said that weather I work on the or not will not change the fact that Kevin is leaving and that it would be depressing if I was asked to sew a cold star flag. The gold star means that someone had died.

So...... that is about the all that has happened today. I had to take a dress in to have it altered down, so that I could wear it to the funeral. That is depressing.

I will talk to everyone later.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

trying to find

I am trying to go to my happy place, but I am not really finding it right now. I did however find some new Rosie, and that makes me smile all the time.

I just got done asking Rusty something that I should NOT have asked him.

me: So is your brother coming out or what? I want to assume no since you have not said anything.

Rusty: bingo you got it

me: why not?

Rusty: I don't know? cannot be bothered? wife won't let him? who knows?

me: I just don't get it. My sister and I do not get a long, but I would not let her do this alone. I might want to take and push her into a hole once the funeral is over, but those are my parents.

Rusty: to bad my brother does not feel that way. Rusty walked away.

So now what? Well I am glad that I went and made him a family. At least he will be surround by strong men.

Oh well, I am going to go fold laundry and watch some t.v.


whats up with....

So Rusty gets a phone call the other day, and he was so annoyed. When I asked him what was up he said "You are not going to believe this! The city council wants to close the veterans shelter on March and make it into a women's and children shelter" What? March is a military base, so I think veterans should be there. Anyway I bunch of people got together today and are at the city council meeting raising hell! LOL I wish I could be there.

I do not have much going on today. I have a little bit of running to do and then I am going to do nothing all day!

I am off. I will talk to everyone later.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

good day


Today was a good day! I am so shocked at everything that I have gotten done.

I have been thinking about taking sky diving lesson's and you know... trying to get good at it. However, I keep coming back to what my dad told me. He said that it is a rush and that the first time you are going to shit your pants. He said that I would be scared. I felt non of that. So I am wondering if I would just be throwing money away, just hoping for an adrenaline rush. I guess I need to talk to my dad.

We went to the cemetery today to see if everything was set for the burial. Well of coarse it is not. It seems that Florida cannot find the burial certific for Rusty's dad. Which we need. So if we don't come up with one soon, we are just going to mix the ashes and have them laid to rest together.

Rusty's relatives should e arriving either today or tomorrow. I thank God that they do not know where we live! I don't think I could handle it. Rusty is just glad that he is not the one having to deal with all of them! LOL

So tonight for dinner we are having meat ball sandwiches! YUM! I am going to go stuff my face.

Monday, January 16, 2006

cooking all day

Today was cold, so I cooked instead of going outside.

First I made bread. But I don't use store bought flour, I actually grind my own wheat! It is such a little house on the prairie moment watching me grind wheat.

The I made I yellow cake with lemon frosting. YUM!

Finally I made chicken fried steak.

Man I have not spent that much time in a kitchen in a long time.

That is all that has gone on today. I have just not felt like doing much of anything, so in between cooking I knitted.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

I DID IT!!!!

I did it I went sky diving! It was so much fun. We got to fall to the earth at the speed of 120 m.p.h.!

I wore my dads old jump suit and it made me feel so special. My father use to sky dive and he just loved it, but now that he can not do it anymore I wanted to take a little piece of him with me. It was nice.

To my great surprise I was not scared at all! I just laughed the whole way down. I was even shocked that it was not the adrenaline rush that I thought it would be. Maybe I jut have to jump more and learn how to do stunts!

Our frien Kevin went with me and he said the same thing! Today was Kevin's 21st birthbay, so he said why not! Then we took Kevin out to a bar so that he could buy a beer and instead everyone bought him beers!

Anyway, I am off to spend the evening with Rusty. Rusty is cooking dinner for me tonight so I can't wait to eat!

Just a side note: If at first you don't succeed then sky diving is not for you!

perfect day!

Well today is clear and bright! It is going to be so perfect for sky diving! I was so worried yesterday since it rained all day, but oh I am so thrilled right now.

I will talk to everyone later!

Saturday, January 14, 2006

what the hell

So I got the red dress, and I am thinking that I am looking really good in it. Then I find out last night that  the post is not having a valentines day party. They are going to have a sock hop instead! What ever! I am so not sewing a poodle skirt and looking for saddle shoes. I am not 12! I wanted to go out and feel like a million bucks! I am so not happy.

So one of the guys at the post asked Rusty if he had put cable in his dog house yet since that is where he will be living for a while. No Shit!

Yesterday I called this charity that I use to work for and asked them if they wanted some of our stuff. The person that returned my phone call was so nice! So today I am meeting him to give him a car load of stuff. I originally only had some dishes and some luggage. Then i decided to start looking around. I found so much shit that we don't use.

Here is my question. Why does our shit just multiply, but never into anything good? I cant believe how much stuff we have and I don't even use any of it! I guess I could give away that little red dress.

Well, I am off to get my day started. OH one last thing. All of you guys need to start posting reply. I don't mind answering e mails, but come on people post something! LOL

Friday, January 13, 2006

a lot going on



So I got up this morning and noticed that the dishes in the dish washer were dirty. So I throw some soap in the dish washer and turn it on. Then I hear a scream! OOOPS I for got tat Rusty was taking a shower. He said that he did not enjoy the blast of cold water that I gave him! LOL

So I am suppose to be going sky diving on Sunday! I can't wait. Then rusty says to me that he is cooking breakfast at the post that day. So I told him oh well, I guess I sky dive without you watching. Rusty did ask me to wait until afternoon so that he can watch. So I am did. I am so jazzed about sky diving!

Rusty told me that Elle called this morning to see how we are holding up with the relatives. So far so good. The crazy people do not know where we live! I am not so nice. I would not be giving up my bed for anyone. If you crash at our place you get the sofa or the floor. My dad told me to never make your company to comfortable because they might not leave.

Yesterday I crawled up into the rafters in the garage and started cleaning out. Man we had empty boxes up there. Boxes that had nothing but papers. And a crate full of cloth diapers! So I threw down all the cloth diapers and told Rusty that he now has some new rags. Then it hit me why I kept them. I was told that if you get rid of all of your baby stuff that you will have another one. So I did grab some of the diapers back and I am going to use them for birp rags when babies come over. Lord knows the last thing we want is another baby.

A few nights ago we went and bought Rusty a bigger bike, so I took over his other bike. Yesterday Rusty, Ryan , and I went for a bike ride. I forgot how much fun it is to ride a bike! I am definitely going to start riding more. Maybe I will switch off, ride one day and then walk the next.

Yesterday I bought this dress that is so nice. It is so not something that I would normally wear, but I am going to step out of my comfort zone and wear it to the valentines day party. In case anyone is wondering, I did buy it at a thrift store and I bought it on half price! I paid a whole $1.50 for it! See I am still cheap.....oh I mean frugal.

Thursday, January 12, 2006


I would like to know why I get stuck meeting Rusty's crazy relatives? Rusty found out this morning that both of his mothers sisters are coming in along with a few cousins! I just thank God that they do not know where we live.

I find meeting his relatives to be very unfair. I did not introduce him to my crazy uncle who is a state trooper and just shoots anyone he wants just because he can. I did not introduce him to my crazy aunt who house was gross that the state had to come in. I did not introduce him to my crazy uncle who thinks it is funny to beet his wife and children. So why am I being punished! LOL

We had actually thought about just dropping off the ashes and then going to a 40th birthday party, but now that is not happening. We still have not found an urn or the money tree from which we are suppose to pay for all of this! To top it all of I was told that I was just wrong because I still have the ashes in the trunk of my car! Well what am I suppose to do with them?

So I should be doing shit around here that needs to be done, but instead I have been on the computer all morning. OH! Does anyone want to see what I found on e bay? I had bought two separate pieces of dishes at yard sales just because they looked funky. Well last night I found them on e bay! Who knew?


http://cgi.ebay.com/LARGE-VINTAGE-Indiana-Glass-Bowl-12-Petal-Bowl-RUBY-RED_W0QQitemZ7379436225QQcategoryZ25479QQtcZphotoQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohosting   O.k. I am off to start my day!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

bad mommy

So Rusty and were watching a t.v. show on Las Vegas. The dude was talking about card counting and how it is not illegal in Vegas since you are only using your brain. HMMM. The easiest game to count the cards on is 21. HMMMM. I know how to play 21 and after the guy explained how counting cards work, I van now count cards. HMMMM.

So I got Rusty and the girls at the table for a few games of 21. I did not do to bad. Then I thought well you can't really count cards in Texas holdem but you can figure out ratios will give you the odds. HMMMM. So we all played a few hands of Texas holdem. I did not do to bad.

Yes I am using my children so I can learn to count cards! I think what I really need to do is go stand at a 21 or Texas holdem table and see how I do. LOL

OH check it out. Today Rusty rode his bike while I walked my 2 miles. At the half point Rusty and I switched. I am so proud of Rusty! He was able to walk 1 mile and ride for a mile! He is so his back.

hair cutting day

Well today is my day to go get my roots touched up and maybe get a trim. I am so happy that I finally found a place that does not fuck my hair up! Rusty is also going to take Ryan out for a hair cut.

That is about the sum of my day! I will chat with everyone later.,

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

we are lazy

  So last night after dinner I felt like doing nothing. Rusty felt like doing nothing. So we went nd sat on our bed and watched some t.v. Then I decided that I wanted something to drink. I so did not want to get up and told Rusty that I wanted to call room service. LOL So he picks up his cell phone and calls the home phone. Well we could hear the girls running for the phone! We got them to bring me something to drink! Children are so wonderful.

Then we got up this morning and did a few things around here, and then we went and laid down for another hour. Man I need to get moving.

I am back to walking two miles a day and I am really trying to drink more water. For some reason I just don't like to drink water, but I know that I need to drink it. I wish I could take a pill that would just make the weight drop off of me and at the same time tone my body up. Until they come up with ne I just have to hit the ground.

I guess now is a good as time as any, so I am off to walk...... and drink so water.

Monday, January 9, 2006

Girls are gone!

Well the girls are back in school today!!!!! Rusty is doing school work with Ryan, so I actually have some free time.

Rusty, Kevin, and I went out to breakfast yesterday and we ran into some people that we have not seen in about a year. So the gal says to me, I did not recognize you! You put on some weight! Well that made me feel great. Then she says well you were a little bit to skinny anyway. Well that just made my day. I know I have put on some weight but come on! LOL

So now that some of the madness is done we are going to start working on the back yard. We need to get it tilled and get the sod laid. I would love to be able to use our yard for the first time since we moved in. I am going to use part of the yard to plant some flowers and maybe a small veritable garden.

Life is good. 

Saturday, January 7, 2006

we forgot something

Well, we thought we had everything covered. Then this morning I asked Rusty what we were going to put is mother in for the memorial service. Rusty thinks we should just leave her in cardboard box that she is in. So I started pricing urns thins morning. Man some of those urn's s are expensive. So then Rusty pulls some tupperware out of the cabinet and suggested that we use that! I about fell over laughing. LOL

So now what do we do? Rusty's dad has two urns and only one urn is sealed. So do we combine the remains into one urn? Oh my brain hurts! Why are we the ones trying to figure all of this out. So, I still have no idea what we are doing.

I took the girls shopping yesterday and I scored some nice clothes for myself. I went to the mall to just get a new pair of sneakers and walked out a lot poorer! LOL Rusty was actually glad that I bought myself some clothes.

I had thought about getting some cleaning done today, but that sounds so ..... not fun.

Kevin is back in town and he came up last night. I am so glad that he is home. We only have a short time left with him and then he off to Iraq for over a year. Sometimes life really sucks.

I told Kevin that I was going to make his mom a service flag. I have not made one in a long time and I don't really like to see them anymore. I remember that Rusty got mad when I told him that I had put up a service flag for him. To me the flag meant pride that my husband was serving his country. To Rusty it represented more time away from from his family and all of the bad things that go along with war. When Rusty walked through the door he tore the flag out of window and said that I will never have to display that flag ever again. If anyone does not know what a service flag is here is link to the history of the flags.  http://usmilitary.about.com/od/familydomestic/a/serviceflags.htm


I will talk to everyone later!

Friday, January 6, 2006

mixed blessings

Well, Kevin informed me today that he will be leaving on feb. 4. I did not expect his 14 month's to start so soon. Man, I am going to miss him.

On a good note, a gal I met via e mail will be coming home soon. I had sent her unit a Christmas card and this gal, Jennifer, well her major actually got the card. So we had e mailed each other a few times. So e mailed me one day and asked if I would mind e mailing Jennifer because she was just having a rough time. So we have been e mailing for a while and then I found out that she is out of New River, but is transferring to Pendleton as soon as she gets back! We are going to hook up when she gets here. It is good to make new friends.

I need to start walking again. I am starting to get flabby. I also should start working out with weights again. I am not supper concerned about my weight, I just want to tone up what I do have.

Amber is going to try out for softball today. I am not sure if she is going to make it, some of those girls are really good. I wish Amber all of the best.

Nikki wants to test out of the 8th grade, so I have to call the school district on Monday and find out how she can take the test. I think Nikki will not have a problem with th test.

Ryan is still Ryan. His learning is real slow and he has basically stopped where he is. So all we can do is keep pushing forward and hope that the light bulb goes on.

I am off to do some cleaning and quilting today.  will chat with everyone later.

Thursday, January 5, 2006

up and moving

Good morning everyone! Well Rusty said that I made him feel like shit last night. When he asked me if I wanted to run down to the post I told him no and that I was sick of him dropping everything to rush down there for every little thing.

Rusty called me latter on and asked if I wanted to go get some ice cream, so we went out. I guess both of us are a little stressed out, however I do still hate the post for taking all of Rusty's spare time.

So last night while we were eating ice cream I confessed to him that I had done something that he did not want me to do. I called some of his friends and asked them to come to the cemetery when we have his parents laid to rest.

Rusty asked me why I did that since he wanted a very small ceremony. I told him because he deserved to be surrounded by people that love him. I don't think it is right for Rusty to have no one to lean on but me. So I hand picked a few guys to show up. I pick strong men of character and integrity. I guess I figured since there will be no family there (except the children and I) I would make Rusty a family.

Rusty just thank you to me for thinking about him.

I am going to take the girls out today to get their hair cut. Their hair is getting so long! They don't want it cut short just a trim. I need to ask Rusty to take Ryan to get his hair cut. Ryan likes going to get his hair cut with his dad.

Well I better get busy with my day. Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 4, 2006

dull day


Man, I got a lot done today but I was also so lazy. I guess it seems like I got a lot done just because I actually had time to do stuff.

Our middle daughter just shot me a dirty look because I told her to get off the phone. She was like WHYYYYYYYYYY. I told her the truth  and fired back " because I am getting a head ache just by sitting here listening to you talk on the phone"

Rusty just got home from yet another doctor's appointment so I can now eat dinner. We are not having anything fancy, sloppy joe's, but I like to eat with Rusty.

I must confess that as a family we all sit down and eat together about once a year. We just seem to be going in so many different directions. I usually have dinner done early so that everyone can grab it and head off to their next event. So I really cherish the times when I do get to sit down and eat with Rusty.

Well I am going to go eat. I will chat with everyone in the a.m.

Well so much for eating dinner with Rusty. Someone from the damn v.f.w. just called and he is walking out the door. Well at least he could take his sandwich with him. So it looks like I will be eating in front of the t.v. so I won't have to eat alone. ( the children are at youth group)

Tuesday, January 3, 2006

I am glad to be home

Today was a long day. At least it did not rain and that is good. I swear to you that sorting stuff is so mentally draining.

Then today we went down to stand up for Ryan baseball coach. She had done something wrong and they wanted to take her punishment a little to far. If the league had taken away her ability to coach the handi cap team then I know that there would not be a team. All these handi cap children want is a chance to play ball like other children. Well the coach just called me and the league is going to let her coach the team! So this spring Ryan will get to hear the words "play ball"!

mmmmm I just some hot chai tea....lets see where was I?

So while I was taking a bath tonight Rusty asked me what I was doing on Jan. 26. Like I know so I told him to go look on the calendar. He was messing with me. Elle is coming home for a visit!!!! I am so happy that I get to see our oldest daughter even if it is only for a few days.

Kevin called today and he is back in California. I can't wait to see him this weekend. Life here is so strange when the house is not filled with people.

I am almost done knitting scarf number 2. Once I am done with that I am going to go give them to some local homeless people. I know that it is not much, but I am trying to reach out to the more needy in our community.

Anyway I am off to bed. good night everyone.

Monday, January 2, 2006

Bad weather

Man all it has done today is rain! To top it all off the wind is blowing like you would not believe. So I had to add sunshine bear so that I can see a little sunshine.

Today went good. I actually got up tonight  and tomorrow nights dinners cooked! I even made Rusty some candy. I am telling you that man is spoiled.

My mom called today and when I saw here number come up on caller i.d. I did not want to answer the phone. Why would my mother be calling me in the middle of the day? Well anyway she was watching the news and saw all of the mud slides in California and was wondering if we were o.k. LOL! Yes we are fine.

I do hope this rain stops before tomorrow when we have to go move the rest of my mother in laws stuff. Both Rusty and I are going to have to drive up there, just so we can bring things back here. We had thought about renting a u haul, but that is yet more money out of our pocket. We think that we can get everything if we cram everything into the truck and the car.

All I can say is..... LIfe is good and Sometimes you just have to suck everything up.

good morning

I am up and moving early, and when I checked my e mail I got some great news! One of my very good friends is finally going to have a baby! I am so happy for them!!!!!! No one deserves to be parents more then Jen and Rich do.

I am feeling a little bit better today, So I am hoping to be in a better mood all day.

I will chat with everyone later.

Sunday, January 1, 2006


Well a happy new year to everyone!

I am not feeling much better today, but oh well. I have to try to get some things done around here and I must go to the store and buy some food.

I gave saying everything that I am not going to do in the new year, instead I make a list of everything I want for the new year. So here is this years list.

1. Take a hot air balloon ride

2. Go repelling

3. Learn to weld

4. See death valley in the winter  http://www.deathvalley.com/bestof/bestof.shtml

5. See hoover dam and the Grand Canyon

6. Learn to crochet

7. Adopt two children for Christmas.

8.See Hearst Castle  http://www.hearstcastle.com/

I am going to go start a new year!