Tuesday, February 28, 2006

life is good

I found out this morning that Amber is th third fastest breast stroke person on the swim team! So I got an idea as to how to make her the fastest.

I must admit that Elle is the one who gave me the idea! Elle called me today to tell me that the energy pills she bought are awesome and that she has so much energy. So that got me to thinking.

If I give Amber the energy pills she could be number one on her team! Rusty thinks that I am horrible, I think I am just helping her along.

The amazing race starts tonight! I am so happy. That is one of my favorite shows and I so want to be on it one day!

Tomorrow we are going down to base. We need to check on Ray's cat and then rusty wants to go buy some sweats. He says they are for him, but I know that I will wear them and just give him back his old ones!

I will chat with everyone later.

still raining

It is still raining this morning, but that is o.k. since we really need the rain.

Rusty had a late night last night so I got up with the children. But what am I suppose to do? I did the dishes, started laundry, and cleaned up our bathroom. All of the stuff I need to get done involves noise, so I can't do that. HMMM... so here I sit.

I did get an interesting e mail from the lady that I foster for. It seems that they are doing some restructuring and she wants to talk to me about getting involved by being on the board of directors. I am going to listen to what she has to say, but I am going to have to think about it. I have "worked" for charity before and got burned so bad.

I am trying those crest whiting strips and they seem to work good. I wish I would have tried them sooner.

Anyway. I have to go take Amber to school.

Monday, February 27, 2006

its raining!

Three cheers for rain! We so need the rain and it will really help set our sod in. I am so glad that we got the furniture sealed before the rain came!

Our dog Rascle will not go out in the rain. I am telling you that she can hold it forever! Our foster dog, Butter, likes to go out and play ball in the rain! Well I was not about to go out there and play in the rain with him.

Work went o.k. last night. My boss was stressed out for some reason, so I just avoided him. One of the things I do at work is called voter cards to make sure that there is no voter fraud going on. So last night I called this card and finally what I thought was voice mail picked up. It was actuall the number for the department of homeland security! Well I am glad that my number did not come up on their caller i.d.!

Tonight is going to be a lazy night. I am going to sit in bed and watch some t.v. with the children.

I hope everyone has a dry night!



Well I just rolled in the door. It is now 2 a.m. and everyone except the dogs and I are in bed.

I am so looking forward to this week. We have a lot going on, but it is all fun stuff. I am really hoping that the "big storm" hit's us. I do want to have an excuse to not go out! I would love to have a day of just sitting on the sofa.

Lets see what else has been going on? The other night I said to Rusty " have you heard from your brother at all?" That was the wrong thing to say. The look of death was shot to me. He said no and that was the end of that. I should have known better then to mention his brothers name.

I have a lot of phone calls to make in the morning. There is actually a list of people who want to adopt butter! I am so happy for him. I am not sure if I mentioned this or not, but the L.A. county animal rescue said that Butter was not adaptable and that he was aggressive and should be put down. Those people have no idea what they are talking about! All he does is lay in the grass and play ball all day.

Amber really likes the swim team except that she is sore now and has very little time to do anything else except go to school, dance and swim. Oh darn, she does not have time to hang out or time to talk on the phone. Well break my heart! LOL

This weekend the girls leave for summer camp. Last year Amber got injured really bad so I told the girls that they are NOT allowed to get injured this year. I am not in the mood to take care of another sick person.

I am wondering if I should eat something? It is late, and if I eat something now it will only stick to my hip's. I wonder if there is a way that I can eat something and then have the weight transferred to someone else?

Sunday, February 26, 2006

lets travel

So Rusty gets a notice that his 20 year reunion will be in October. So I was like well lets go! I have never been to Maryland. Then I said " maybe we could leave a day earlier and stop in D.C."

Rusty then informs me that he has been to D.C., but that there are a few things that he would like to still see. I told him that there were somethings that I missed when I was in D.C. the last time. I said that I want to see the house at Arlington National Cemetary. Rusty then tells me that out of all the times he has been to D.C. his parents NEVER took him to Arlington!!!

So we are definitely going to go spend a day in D.C., yes I know that Arlington is actually in Virginia, but o.k. Rusty will enjoy seeing the changing of the guard at the tomb of the unknown soldier. I want to see the American history museum.

I am going to have to do a web search and see what there is to do in southern Maryland. I am so jazzed that we are going to be doing some traveling this year!

Rusty and I are talking about giving Amber a really big sweet 16 party. So we still need to work out all the details on that.

I talked to the lady that I foster for and she said that there are 4 calls on butter! He is such a great dog. Even Rusty said that he would not mind keeping Butter. I however did not start fostering dog's so that we could find another dog.

I started fostering because I want to help people this year. So then why am I fostering dogs?  Well I think it is great to take in these dogs, feed them, give them a bath, and helping them to adjust to life, so that they can go into a perment home and make someone else's life better.

I am going to go get ready for work.

Friday, February 24, 2006

work sucked!

So, I go into work last night and I knew that we were going to be one person short, so I was ready to pick up her slack. However, when I get there I find out that speed freak Lisa is going to be very late. Great now I have to do her job too?

So I got caught up on my job and I went to start on Lisa's job when I discovered that my keyboard is gone! What the fuck? Who would take just a keyboard? Lisa would that is who. It seems the other night that her keyboard stopped working so she took mine! Well maybe if she would stop spilling coffee all over her keyboard it would work!

So I said screw it and left everything for Lisa to do when she finally got there.

Then the other office girl... who also is a speed freak and has no brain left.....tells me that it is our bosses birthday. So I suggest that we do something for him on Sunday when we have a little bit more time. Oh no that would be to easy. These gals stopped working to go get a cake, some ice cream, and two big jugs of punch. What the fuck? we are in the middle of a booming petition season, and we are backed up!

Anyway, about 1 a.m. I cleaned up my work space, took out the trash and wiped everything down. I left a huge mess for the other people to clean up. Can you believe that these crack heads bought ice cream and we do not even have a freezer! There was melted ice cream everywhere, cake on the floor and dirty dishes everywhere. I just walked away.

I have to remember that as soon as this petition season is over I am so out of there. The only reason I am still there is because my boss let me come back to work when I really needed the money and when he really did not the work for me. I can't wait to just walk away and I will never look back.

Amber had her first swim practice today. Amber came home just starving and ready to eat the tile off the floor! I am hoping that between dance and swimming that she will not have the time or the energy to get into trouble.

I think I am going to go have a bowl of cereal and then watch t.v. the rest of the night!

Thursday, February 23, 2006

another foster dog


Well, this is our new foster dog. His name is butter, and he is great! I can't believe that he has been at shelter since November. Even Rusty said that the family that gets butter is getting a great dog.

Life has been so busy the last few days and I swear it has just gotten away from me. That's o.k. because I am sure that the laundry elf is on strike, so laundry will be there when ever I get a chance to do it.

I am almost done with this quilt I am making. I am going to put it in a "baby" basket for an auction. This is another one of the fund raisers that the church is doing to help the children raise some money for the trip.

Rusty is doing good. Now that the weather has cooled down a bit he is feeling much better. Rusty wants to get started on the deck, and he says that we can have it done in a day! LOL O.K. picture this, Rusty and I with power tools and a stack of wood. Neither one of us has built a deck before, but we do own a book on how to build one. LOL

I going go get busy and try to get something done today before I have to leave for work.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

just wanted to share

 The Kiss...

He had just saved her from a fire in her house, rescuing her by carrying her out of the house into her front yard, while he continued to fight the fire.

She is pregnant.

When he finally got done putting the fire out, he sat down to catch his breath and rest.

A photographer from the North Carolina newspaper, the Observer, noticed her in the distance looking at the fireman.

He saw her walking straight toward the fireman and wondered what she was going to do.

As he raised his camera, she came up to the tired man who had saved her life and the lives of her babies and kissed him just as the photographer snapped this photograph. 

And people say animals are dumb.

not much going on

I just can't believe how uneventful the last few day's have been.

I got a phone call tonight from a lady who wants me to foster another dog. This dogs name is butter, and that is really all I know about him. The lady also offered me $200 to do this! Heck I was going to do it for free but if you are going to give me money then I will take it.

Kevin called me the other day. He sounds like he is in a much better mood. Rusty said that is because he is finally in a routine and because he now has a rack to sleep on. Well, Kevin will be gone for another 11 months.

This gal Julie that I have known for almost 6 years, is on her way off my friend list. For the last few months all she has done is bitch. O.K. we all bitch, but she is bitching about shit that she can control, but chooses not to control. So I am just sick of listening to her pity parties. She needs to take her cloud of gloom and doom out of my sunshine!

I am going to go do nothing for the rest of the night.

Monday, February 20, 2006

so much going on

 I just got in from work and I have decided to chill for a while and write in my journal.

Rox got adopted today! I am so happy for him. Rox went to a single women who will be with him 24/7! She can take him to work with her! We chatted on the phone for a while and then she drove from San Diego to Lake Elsinore and just fell in love with Rox. It feels really good to have helped this dog. I guess I have made a small difference in the big world. That was also one of the things I wanted to do this year.... you know be nicer to everyone and to help people. Ok I just realized that Rox is a dog and not a human, but hey......

Rusty came home the other night and he was just so upset. So he pulled up a bar stool and said " you are not going to believe this". I was like o.k. what. I could see that this was so up setting him. He said " I was walking out to the truck and I noticed this guy in a wheel chair having trouble getting his groceries in is car. So I went went and put our in the truck and went back to help him. When I asked the man if I could help him, he turned around and pressed this button and said that he would like the help." Rusty then said" I noticed his dav sticker and then thanked him for his service to his country. the guy said that he was shot in the neck in Korea and has lived like that forever." Rusty said that it just hit him like a ton of bricks.

I am just happy to hear that Rusty did a random act of kindness. That is so out of Rusty's element.

I have started sewing this "rag quilt" All of the seams show on this quilt. so I feel like I am sewing a mistake, but it is turning out really cute.

Lets see.... what else has been going on? I am thinking about going out and working some of the petitions just so we can have some extra money for the mission trip. I know everyone is sick of hearing about me working for this trip, but I just don't want to take the money out of savings.

Well, I need to get my but in bed and get some sleep.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

lazy day

Well winter has finally come to souther cali. and I hate it! I was so cold last night night that I felt it in my bones. So today I did not even get dressed! Who wants to go out in the cold?

I did however get two skirts sewn and I finished a baby blanket. That is all I have done today. I know that is sad! LOL

We took a big pickle jar and put a sign on it that says mission trip fund. All of the money that the girls raise from their fund raisers will go in the jar. I am also going to give up getting my nails done for a while, so that I can put an extra $40 a month in the jar. Then tonight one of my friend stopped by and she dumped all of her change in the jar. Every little bit helps.

So I would like to know what would people pay to see a picture of the girls picking up trash? One of the fund raisers that the youth group is doing is picking up trash! They are going to go into the community and find a really bad place and clean the area up. They are suppose to get sponsors that will pay them so much for every bag of trash that they collect. I think that I can make more money by selling pictures!

I called my mom yesterday to ask her if she would donate a flat $50 to sponsor the girls, and she told me no. What the fuck? You can raise my niece, but not help the girls? Life is not fair and I know that, so I will find a way to get the extra cash with out her!

I think I am going to get into the shower and head off to bed. It is just to cold here.

Friday, February 17, 2006

sooo happy

       I am soooooo happy that we finally have grass in the back yard! It was so nice to be able to see the dogs just run. I just went out and walked through it. I do have to admit that having I about froze when trying to water the sod!

I got a phone call from a lady today who is interested in adopting Rox. I really want him to go to a nice home, and with his past he deserves a good life. A life filled with food and love.

I went to wal mart today and bought some really cute material for two skirts and all of the stuff I needed to finish a baby quilt. So I should go and spend some time with my sewing machine.



Thursday, February 16, 2006


Kevin just called me!!! I was happy to hear from him. Kevin is doing good, he just does not want to be in Iraq. Go figure.

On a down note. Ray just recalled and is leaving for Iraq for 14 months. Ray said that he would rather go then his wife, however I would rather none of them left.

I have a busy day planned so I should get moving.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

I swear I want to scream


Man everyone in family has an issue today.

Nikki wanted us to pick her up from school because her ears hurt. So I coned her ears and got her some nasal spray. Nikki swore it would not work. Then just a few min. ago Nikki said that she could feel the water and wax running out of her ear.

I sent Rusty to the store for milk and it has been an hour and we still do not have milk. How am I suppose to eat pbj without any milk?

Amber is just so damn skinny and she is trying to eat us out of house and home.

Now the girls are having a big gathering at our house. I swear I just want a moment of silence. Does anyone know what it is like to 6 teenage girls in the house when the girls will not shut up?

just cleaning



Well, I am sure that no one wants to hear about my cleaning! LOL

I have just been so busy the last few day's that everything has gotten away from me. So today is catch up day.

We could not find the Aztec place last night. So we tried this new pizza joint and brewery. It was good, but nothing that I would make a trip out of my for.

Rust bought me 6 long stem white roses and 6 chocolate covered strawberries. The are so good!

I got another marine corps thing and a satellite radio for his truck.

I will chat with everyone later.

OH Elle, Rusty wants to know if you would like him to go to Alaska and kick Jim's ass?

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

 Happy Valentines day everyone!

Every year we take the children to someplace new for Valentines day. This year we are taking them to an Aztec restaurant. We have never eaten there so it should be interesting.

The yard people just showed up so we are now on our way to having a yard. I am so excited that we will actually be able to use our back yard this year!

I am going to get moving. I still need to go to wal mart and pick up some stuff for Nikki and then I think I am done with the running around.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

rusty is sick

Rusty is so sick and there is nothing that I can do for him! He says that his head feels like that it is going to explode. I asked the pharmacist if there is anything he can take, and he told me no. So I am hoping to get him into see the doctor one day next week.

I did go buy some of those vapor tablets that you place in the shower and those have really helped. I also bought some vapor strip's, so maybe he can get some sleep tonight. I feel so bad for Rusty.

Anyway, I got called into work today, but that is o.k. because I want the money. Work is going to be busy for the next few months, so I am going to work my ass off. It will be good to pad the savings account and maybe pay for a new deck in the back yard.

Well I am going to take a bath and relax for the rest of the night.

Friday, February 10, 2006

up and moving

Well good morning everyone. I can't believe I am up so early after being up late last night! But here I sit.

I go a lot of work done on the back yard yesterday. We will need to make a dump run and finish moving a few things and then we just have to sit and wait on the lawn to be laid down.

I am not sure why I worked out yesterday since working in the back yard seemed to give me a better work out!

Our foster pup,Rox, is doing so well. I have finally figured out what works for him, so he is settling down nicely. I can't wait for him to get a permanent family, because he is such an awesome dog.

There is this place up here that is now doing d.n.a. testing to see what type of illnesses a person is most likely to get. Such as do I have the d.n.a. marker for breast cancer? Anyway, Rusty and I both want to have this done. I mentioned that when the girls are older I would like for them to have it done as well. Rusty then says well what about Ryan. Here is how the conversation went.

Rusty: what about Ryan

Kelli: if you want to have his dna tested that's cool, but his dna will not be passed on.

Rusty: Are you sure of this?

Kelli: If he keeps going on the current path I think it will be a safe bet. Rusty Ryan is almost 11. He still cannot tie his shoes, button a shirt, and just today he could not find the bread box that was actually 2 feet away from him. Let's not forget that Ryan is way behind in school.

Rusty: You don't need to remind me, I know all about it.

I am so not sure what to say. We have both agreed on a lot concerning Ryan, But I don't think that Rusty wants to face reality. I think for now I am going to leave the subject alone. I do feel bad, because every man must dream of having a son, and one that will grow up and have a life and family. This must be so hard on Rusty.

Well, I should do something since I know that I will run out of steam sometime this afternoon.

I will talk to everyone later.


Thursday, February 9, 2006

good morning!

Well, good morning everyone. I am not sure why I am up so early, but I am. So I have fed Rox and took him out. Now I am drinking so coffee and trying to wake up.

So today is going to be a work day. I need to get up on our hill and get it cleared, because the new lawn will be going in sometime next week. I am so excited to have a back yard! I am even going to plant some flowers and vegetables up on the hill! I can't wait for spring.

The girls are fighting this morning. That really is nothing to new, but man I would like to have just one morning where I don't have to listen to them fight.

I am going to go lift weights, and get my day started. I hope everyone has a great day.

Wednesday, February 8, 2006


Here are some pictures of our foster dog! He goes up for adoption in the morning! Rox is a lad rot. mix and he is about 10 pounds under weight! But I am feeding him good and trying to introduce him to new things.

I will chat with everyone later.

define rich


I have a question for everyone. What is Rich?

Nikki seems to think that all of her friends are rich and that we are poor.

Are other people rich because they have a bigger house then us? Are they rich because they have car payments? Are they rich because their mom';s give them $100 and drops them at the mall.

Or are we the rich ones? We live in a house we can afford, we have great running car's that are paid for, and we shop sales and buy used stuff.

Are we rich because we have more money then what we show? Are we rich because we have a safe full of jewels and a house full of priceless furniture? Or are we just lucky because the jewels and the furniture were left to us?

HMMMM.... anyway I was just wondering. I don't think we are poor. I rather like having having more money then we show.

Anyway I am off to get my nails done.


Tuesday, February 7, 2006



Rusty does not call me his hippy chick for no reason. One reason is that I fully believe in Karma.

Today I finally got to talk to Jennifer. The one who use to be Iraq. Anyway, we  chatted for a few and then she told me that her mother died of a heart attack, and to top it off there was no money for a funeral. This is starting to sound like my life. Then Jennifer tells me that her mother use to work in a restaurant and that all of her old customers have started donating money, so now she is fine.

I told Jennifer our story and that if was not for the government paying for almost everything I don't know if we could have paid for two funerals. I also told Jennifer to lean on me since my shoulders are big and I know what she is going through.

I went to San Juan today to meet our new foster dog. Rusty and I named him Rox. I will take his picture tomorrow after I give him a bath. But man this poor dog is so thin. You can see his hip bones, and his ribs. Poor little guy.

On the way back from San Juan I am taking this little two lane hwy. home. When boom from nowhere rocks started to fall. We made it through the rocks, but the back tire went flat. I finally found a place to pull off, but I could not get a signal to call ANYONE. It was starting to get dark and I was so scared. I got out the spare and the jack, but I could not find the thing to take the lug nuts off. Then out of the blue this delivery truck stop's. The guys name was Terry and he was so nice! I asked him what he delivered and he said that he was delivering a load of lug nuts! LOL I asked him why he stopped and he said because if I was his wife he would hope that someone would have helped her.

I guess all the times that I have stopped and helped people out has come back to me.

Rusty said that we will have to get a new rim as well as a new tire, but I made it home and that is all he is concerned about.

I am going to go take a nice long bath and wash off the stress of the day!

dog #770424

Well good morning everyone! Today our new foster dog arrives! For right now his name is 770424. They don't give dog on death row a name, so we get to name him!

I think I told everyone that I was writing to this gal named Jennifer who was in Iraq. Anyway, Jennifer got sent home and we have been playing phone tag for a few days now. I am just glad that she has made it back here safely.

There is not much going on today, so I am going to go get ready for our foster pet.

Monday, February 6, 2006

no controll

I know all about my space accounts and what people do with that information! I saw that dateline thing too! How gross!

If you do not have children in the school system let me give you a heads up. If you do not sign the paper so that your children can get on the Internet ( at school) then your child's grade will go down. The school system says it is so they can do research and the school system says that they have a filter for the Internet.

With that said. Let me tell you that the schools may have a filter but it is not a very good one. Ambers high school has totally gotten rid of Internet service, but most of the school systems here still have it.

As a parent we can bitch, complain, and even check out what they are doing on the Internet. However by the time we do this it is to late. The teachers do not monitor the children.

Our children are still not allowed on the Internet unless we watch them. We have even put a lock on the computer so that you can not access the desk top!

As a parent I am doing my part, but the school system does nothing to keep children safe.

Just a heads up. This is not an ass chewing! LOL These are just the facts.

Sunday, February 5, 2006

just thinking

   Well, I am feeling a little bit better. I just got home from work, so I thought I would share with everyone some more stuff that happened today and some things that I was thinking about on the drive home.

After we left left Kevin and Ross, we went to meet a gentlemen to drop off some donations. While we were waiting Rusty walked over to the store and bought all of us girls a yellow ribbon pin and he even bought a service flag pin for Kevin's mom.

 I thought Amber had shed all of her tears, when I saw her take a seat on the tail gate of Rusty's truck. So I sat down beside her. Then this gentlemen that we met (Juan) came over to say good bye and Amber started crying again. When I looked straight ahead I saw why she was crying. The buses were lined up.

Kevin, Ross, and a host of other marines were on their way to yet another deployment to the middle east.

So now here I am  thinking about all the marines that have passed through our door.

I wonder if all of these marines will remember us.

Will they remember sleeping on the sofa?

Will they remember the meals I have cooked for them?

Will they remember all the laundry I have done for them?

Will they remember the bbq's that we have?

Will they remember all of the care packages that we have sent?

Will they remember all of the time thy have spent with our children just so that Rusty and I could have some a lone time?

Will they remember the times that they have brought boyfriend;s and girlfriends "home" so that we could meet them?

I do remember all of these things.

I also remember rocking babies to sleep while they cried because they miss their mommy who is deployed.

I remember watching the news and hoping to hear something and then Praying that I don't.

I remember being so happy to go meet the marines when they came home.

I remember making baby quilts for babies that were born while their fathers were gone.

I remember laughing because guy's would turn the water off in the shower, even though they were home.

I remember the smell of dirty cammies.

I remember hugging and kissing on the marines as they came and went from our home.

So now I wonder if any of the marines will ever remember me the way I remember them?

I wonder if I have touched their lives and maybe made their life a little better.

I wonder if when they are old if they will ever say.."I knew this lady..."

I wonder if I will ever see these marines again.

I wonder if I will ever be able to say no to a marine?

I wonder if my heart will ever stop breaking when they leave.

In closing I would like to say that everyone who has passed through our door's has left a footprint on my heart.

I hope that in some small way, I have also left a footprint on theirs.


Well, Kevin is gone. We went down to base and stayed with him until the started loading the buses to go to March. Man my hearts break.

So many of the marines that were leaving were so young. So many wives standing there holding newborns. By the time these guy's get back from a 14 month deployment those babies will be toddlers.

My heart goes out to all of them.

I took down three cases of energy drinks and walked through all of the single Marines just talking to them and passing out drinks. I know that I could not do a lot for these marines, but I had to do something.

On a good note, I got notice today that I have been accepted as a foster parent for large dogs! I am so happy! Our first dog will be on Tuesday!!!!!

Rusty is not happy about this, But I want to help these animals, and I really do need something to do.

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

Friday, February 3, 2006

good day!

Today was so awesome. I really needed a nice day. I got my mother in laws car cleaned out and washed. Gave Rascle a bath and I even changed the hamsters cage. Man I love nice days. LOL

Tonight is sfi Friday, so I will not be seeing much of Rusty. I am going to try to figure out what type of baby quilt to make for Jason and Jacinda. I have all of the material bought so now I just need to lay it all out and think about how I can cut it up and then sew it back together.

I will talk to everyone later.

OH  Elle just how cold is it there? lol

hello sun!


Well here it is sunny southern California. Finally the weather man has brought me some worm weather.

87 degrees here!!!!!! Lets see.... I think I am going to go wash the other car, and maybe join Rascle for a nap in the sun.

I LOVE warm weather

I should be sleeping.


I should be sleeping since it is 2 a.m., but I am sitting here eating Lipton noodles instead! LOL

I have been e mailing this gal in Iraq. Well the last few day's I have not heard from her. I was like o.k. e mail is down. I will hear from her soon. She even offered to show Kevin around once he got to Iraq. Then I got an e mail from her yesterday. She is heading back to the states because her mother just passed away. My heart broke. I do not know what it is like to not have your parents, but I know that it was hard on Rusty.

We have finally found a guy to come in and rip out the back yard and put down sod. I am so happy! For the first time in 6 years we will be able to use our back yard. I told Rusty that I want a clothes line because nothing smells better then sheets dry ed on the line. We are even going to have a small deck out in so that I can sun my self. And I do mean all of myself! LOL No strap mark here's! LOL

I have not done anything new or daring in awhile. I think I need to get active and find something. I know that the rec. center offers belly dancing classes, so maybe I should go take that class. I really want to take a class in pole dancing! That would really make Rusty happy.

Hey Jen and Matt, it was good to hear from you guy's. I am glad that you are staying close. I say close because at least you are still in the states.

I am going to go smoke a cig. and get some sleep!

Thursday, February 2, 2006

I am not happy

   I want to know how my counter got reset! LOL According to the counter m journal has been read only six times?! I THINK NOT

Wednesday, February 1, 2006

good day

My back is feeling so much better today. I actually had the energy to get up and clean the house. Then I took Rascle for a 2 mile walk and washed the car! Man I am feeling good.

Kevin came back up today. I am so sad that his time with us drawing to a close. However I know that I will be fine and I know that he WILL come back.

What seems hard for me is the fact that most of our friends are marines. Marines go on deployments and I cry. I have cried for all of our friends when they leave, however I also laugh and cheer when they come home. I though once Rusty retired I would not have these emotions, but I was wrong.

Once again this year we have to go to a conference over the weekend of Nikki's birthday. We thought about skipping the conference, but we decided to buy her off instead. We are going to rent a cabin down at the beach for her and three of her friends. Nikki said that is fine if we want to buy her off! LOL

I hope everyone had a great day like me!