Thursday, November 30, 2006

what can I say?

I got off of work early today, and it was nice to be able to see Rusty. Today I made sure that I was bundled up today. I had so many layers of clothing on that I could not put on a hard hat! All of the guys laughed at me, but hey I was warm.

I called my mom today to make sure that she was set for the storm that is suppose to hit. The air ports in Chicago are closed. From the sounds of she is set. The generator has gas, there is plenty of wood, the emergency kit is in the car, and the snow blower is working. I am just hoping that she will do fine with this storm that is blowing in. Here is a link to the weather in Chicago

I feel like I am neglecting my family. I have done nothing but work and sleep. Rusty has been doing all of the house work, but I wish I had the energy to do some of the cleaning. Rusty tells me to get over it.

I have to get up early, so I must go to bed.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

only in California


Only in California can I got to work and freeze my butt off, and still see other people walking around in just a t shirt!

Only in California can I go to work and hold a slow sign for a dog, a cop care, and a golf cart, and get paid for it!

Only in California can I be going home from work and see high speed chase!

Next Friday Amber is suppose to bring a parent to school. No she is not in trouble it is just something her school is doing. So we are trying to decide how to handle this.

1. Put Rusty in a wheel chair and cover him with a blanket? Amber will get to leave every class early so that she can wheel her dad around.

2. Have rusty and one of his friends go and just explain to everyone that no one is for curtain who the father is.

3. Find a big black man that can act. This way he can tell everyone that he is Ambers dad! Like I said he must be able to act.

Amber is hoping that we find the black man, she thinks that would be funny!

Anyway 4 a.m. comes early, so I am off to bed. Like I said before no offense if I do not comment, I am just trying to get by right now.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006


Just a quick note to let everyone know that I am working at Macy's! Well.... for this week. I do not mind this job, it is not hard but man the hours suck big time!

I have to be up by 4 a.m. and I am getting home around 4:30 in the evening. I then just go to bed and crash.

We are finally getting some much needed rain and I am very thankful for that. Yesterday it was cold and wet so I was just chilled to the bone. BRRRRR

There is not to much else going on here. I am sorry if I do not get to everyone's journals.

I hope everyone has a great day!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

do we have to have Christmas?

I am finally done decorating for Christmas. I usually have a fun doing it, but this year I just wanted to get it done.

I started going through the boxes and I found a bunch of stuff from Rusty's mom. ( she died right before Christmas last year) Last year we just boxed up all of her Christmas stuff with our stuff. We thought oh we will just deal with it next year. Now it is next year and neither one of us wants to deal with it. So we just put it back in the box.

This will be the first year that I will not be able to call my dad on Christmas day. I thought about my dad a lot today. My dad would always take baby Jesus from the manger scenes because he said that Jesus was not born yet. I collect manger scenes, so I am up to about 20 scenes, and I do leave Jesus in the manger!

Anyway, once again Tony did the same thing to my bowl. I said nothing. If he would like to act like a child then I will be happy to treat him like one. I am going to have to hide my mixer, so that he can not use it. I will however find my oldest bowl, and then I will dig out my hand mixer and place them where the other items were. I have learned that sometimes it is just easier to say nothing, but to speak very loudly by my actions.

I have to go to work tomorrow. My back is so sore and yesterday I pulled a calf muscle. I hurt and I am cold, and I do not want to go to work. Pout Pout Pout

Saturday, November 25, 2006

pissed off

I am staying away from everyone in the house. I am so pissed off right now.

This morning I asked our friend Tony not to use any metal on this one bowl of mine. So he throws silverware into the bowl! I asked him to please take them out. Here is the conversation.

me: please take the silverware out of the bowl

tony: why?

me: because it will scratch it

tone: and you can't use the bowl if it is scratched?

me: take the silverware out of the bowl

tony: you did not answer my question

me: because it is one of the few nice things that I own. I am sick of everyone breaking and trashing things that I own.

tony: he just looked at me

me: I pushed my coffee cup across the counter and left the room

I have not been that disrespect in a long time. Last time I checked I was the one humping my ass to pay the bill and you are the on visiting.

Rusty and I went to see the healer. He said that his back still hurts and that it did not work. Yet he can now bend down and touch in toes when just two days ago he could not pull his own shorts up!

I was just asked if I was going to be sociable at all tonight? LOL I guess I will when they talk about something of interest to me.

Friday, November 24, 2006

good Thanksgiving day

Our Thanksgiving was so awesome! Some of our friends came over and we did NOTHING!

We all went down to the vfw for a free dinner. It was so nice. I did not have to cook or clean up. We were in and out in an hour. Rusty was asked if we would take dinner to a shut in. So we did. That was so sad. The guys wife met us at the door. she was so thankful that someone had brought them dinner. The gentlemen has cancer and she just had back surgery. It felt good to help them out.

One of our friends called us first thing in the morning and asked if they could borrow some stuff. We were happy to let them. I mentioned these people before, they had fallen on hard times and lost everything... anyway, they were just so happy to have their family together.

We got a big surprise yesterday. Amber came walking in with this very strapping young man. I almost fell over, but instead I got up and hugged him. The young man's name is Chris. He use to be one of our friends foster children. Chris had been bounced around from place to place and now that he is 18 he wants to live back out here. Chris is a good good, he just got a shitty deal.

one of our other friends called us and said that they were in town, so they came by. It was nice to see them.

Other then that we played some board games, ate food and just chilled.

Today I am going to try to put this house back together and maybe get some Christmas decorating done.

Rusty has a bad back and it has been bothering him a lot lately. So I got sick of hearing him complain so I made him an appointment with a "healer". Rusty is not happy, but I don't care. Everything that the doctors have done has done no good. Everyone we have talked to that has had back surgery says that it does not work, so we are not willing to try that. I do believe in healers and I do not trust doctors. I guess we are very different, but Rusty is coming to my side! LOL I will have to let you guys know how it turns out.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006


I got the pictures made and all of the packages mailed! I still have one package going to Alaska, but at least the middle east packages are gone!

I guess I should clear something up from my entry about our family secret. My sister has no idea who her dad is. I KNOW who my dad is.

Any way tonight is soup and sandwich night. This way we can use up the left overs in the fridge.

Yesterday a friend stopped by and had a big surprise for me. She gave me one of those dolls that looks like is is in time out and pouting. This one is dressed all in cammies. I so love it! I really needed a suprise yesterday. My back hurt so much that I had to take a pain pill and use the heating pad!

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


a few things

I love my cats! I have these two black ones and a long haired grey one. Anyway the black ones looked like one big blob last night! My children said that I am turning into the crazy cat lady, and soon children will run past our house! LOL

Well I am doing nothing for Thanksgiving this year. We are going out to eat and then coming back here. We will most likely put a fire in the fire pit and make some smores.

Today I am going to go to Walgreens and mess around with their picture maker. I really need to get some Christmas borders put around a few pictures and then I need to have some wallet size pictures made to put in Christmas cards. I also need to get two packages in the mail since they are going to the middle east.

Both of the girls spent the night at friends houses so I had a nice evening of not listening to them complain because they are bored!

I have started collecting items to sell at a yard sale after Christmas. I am going to take all of the money from the sale and put it towords the girls mission trip. My friend Lisa said that a few years ago she went around to a bunch of yard sales and asked people for their left overs. Then she sold everyone else's stuff and made money for one of her sons trips. So I am going to start asking people for their stuff.

I hope everyone has a good day.


Tuesday, November 21, 2006

family secret

I fell a sleep so early last night that I am now up real early! There is no work this week. I am kinda glad since my back hurts, but I am also kinda sad since we could use the extra money.

On to our family secret.

Years ago when my sister was getting married she asked my mom if she had any pictures of herself in a wedding dress. My mom said that she never got married in a wedding dress. I went to the closet and pulled down a big box of pictures and there in a frame was a picture of my mom in a wedding dress. My mom just took the picture and put it away.

Fast forward a few years. I asked my mom if I could borrow something of hers and she told me that the item was in her bottom drawer. I started looking in her bottom drawer and I did not see what I was looking for. I did however find a very nice blue clutch purse. So I opened it and there was a tele gram from a guy named Don Hann. The tele gram said congratulations on your wedding. I just filed that away as nothing.

Now it is 1990, and Amber is about 6 month old when I took her back to my parents house for her first Christmas. My sister and I were in our usual fight when I said " At least I know who my dad is!" I had opened a can of worms.

On that same trip home I was looking for something and I came across my sisters bumper book. My fathers parents gave all of us grand children a bumper book for our first Christmas. Nanna would write " Kelli's first Christmas 1970". Well in my sisters book it says " Loras first Christmas with us" and a year was written in.

For years my sister kinda knew that she had been adopted, but no one ever spoke of it. I told my sister where to find the information she was looking for.

My sister ended up meeting this Don Hann, and they had a nice visit. That was the end of that. My sister thought that she found her dad. Then she wanted more information and she asked my mom and dad to un seal her adoption records. They would not. Then my sister asked a judge to do it and he would not. So my sister thinks that my dad adopted her, Don Hann is the other father and that we share the same mom.

While I was going through a nasty custody battle I asked my mom if she had the same issues with Don. My mom said "Don is not your sisters father"

I have filed that information away and I know that one day I will share the information with my sister.

I think my mom stills try to makes everything right for my sister. My mom has always bailed my sister out, is raising my sisters hell child, and will bend over backwards just to please my sister.

I however am usually kicked to the curb.

I asked Rusty if he thinks my mom is coming out for Christmas because she wants to or is it because she is feeling guilty? Is my mom coming out because I confronted her when I went home when my dad sick? Rusty does not think it should matter. I think it should. I just want her to come out her because she actually wants to not because she is feeling guilty.

Anyway, My mom's mom did live with us for a while and she took the family secret to the grave. My dads mom took the secret to her grave. We were not allowed to spend any time with my moms family until we were much older. I had already had two children by the time I met my moms step mom, and yes she took the family secret to the grave with her.

There is no one left to tell my sister the truth. As mean as sounds I am glad that once I drop the bomb on her she will have to fight this battle on her own.

Monday, November 20, 2006

done cleaning

Well it is noon and we are done cleaning! We let the girls sleep until 9 and then everyone got their task hand to them.

I help Ryan clean his room. That room was a mess. He is good about keeping his toys picked up and making sure that this clothes are put away. But I went through his toys and pulled out all the broken ones and the ones that he does not play with.

The girls both cleaned their rooms and pulled out all of their laundry. I could not believe how much crap came out of their rooms!

Then I moved on to the two hall closets. I swear to you that I do not know how we got so much crap.

Final count was three BIG trash bags of garbage and two BIG bags of stuff to sell.

After the first of the year I am going to have a yard sale, and I will put that money twords the childrens mission trip.

I am going to go lay down.

up close and personal

When I was growing up we would spend Thanksgiving with my dads family. ( we were not allowed to know my mom's family, but that is another entry)

There are 8 children in my dads family, but the 8th child came along when I was an adult.

Anyway we would all go over to my The oldest Aunts house and Pop would always bring the pies. Once you get seven children and all of their children and spouses in one house there is bound to be drama.

Every year something would happen. One year my dad got into a fist fight with his next younger brother. Then there was the year that my oldest aunt threw another aunt down the stairs. Oh the aunt that was thrown down the stairs was six months pregnant!

All of us cousins were like steps going down. I got along with my next younger cousin so we would try to hide out in his room so that we would not have deal with our "family"

Since I moved out 17 years ago, I have only been home for the holidays a few times. Nothing has changed. We do not go to my aunts house anymore, but my sister and I fight all the time.

To tell you the truth, going back to my parents house is not going home. I feel like I am intruding on their time with my sister and hell child.

The first year I moved out I called my mom and told her that I wanted to come "home". She told me that I now have a family of my own, and that I needed to start my own traditions.

That is what I have done. Every year we host a bunch a military people who can't go home. Our friends have become our family.

This year I will miss our friends that are serving in Iraq, but I am very thankful for their service.

One a side note, I was just talking with Amber and Rusty yesterday about my dads family. None of my dads siblings showed up for his memorial. As a matter of fact, no one knows where half of them are anyway.

Karen: lives in Vegas and is drinking herself in a grave

Keith: my dad, dead

Kevin: lives in northern in Ind. some where

Katherine: no one knows

Kolette: dead

Kerry: last anyone heard was dyeing of cancer

Jane ellen: no one knows

Anne: no one knows

Normas Rockwell we were not.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

old fashion field day

My husband often tells this story:

"while growing up my mom got every Sunday off. my father, brother, and I would stay home and scrub the house from top to bottom. We had to move furniture, scrub toilets, do all the laundry. One day I told my father that I was not cleaning anymore, and I threw a rag at him and made a b line for the door. I woke up on the floor with my father standing over me. I went back to cleaning."

Tomorrow is field day at our house. We are going to go out later on and buy a ton of cleaning stuff, and the children and Rusty will be cleaning. I am so happy that I will be at work! It will be nice to come home to a clean house!

I have had some items for sale for a while and today I have a gentlemen coming over to look at one of the items. I hope he buys it! That will be $400 in my pocket for Christmas.

I cannot believe that thanks giving is almost here! I am so happy. I will have some friends coming in from the high dessert and then some other friends coming over for what may be their last visit before they move.

This year I am so thankful that we will have a house full of friends. We will have good friends and good food. Do I need anything else?

Tonight I am going to make homemade chicken and rice soup. Martha would be so proud of me. Yesterday I boiled down so chicken and I will be able to get three meals out of it! I love making my life easier.

I am going to go get our room cleaned up. I hope everyone has a great day!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

slow day

I found this tag today and it is so true for me. My crazy week is over and today I am going to do what I want.

I am cooking down some chicken so that I can make everyone's favorite chicken dish. I have started the laundry.

Today I am actually grateful to be doing laundry! I feel like I have been neglecting my family. I know that I have not, but that is the way I feel.

Today I am going to take Amber out to the store so that she can buy some Christmas gifts.

Nikki is having a friend spend the night, and Amber has to work tonight.

Oh and this morning I seduced my husband.

That is my day. A day filled with spending time with my family.

Friday, November 17, 2006

today has sucked

I got up at 4 a.m., and got to the office a little before 5:30. The I found out that there was no work for the day. O.K. I just wasted about 4 hours of my day.

On the way home I stopped by this Christmas tree lot that had a help wanted poster. I got the number and went home. When I got home I called this guy. He told me flat out that he does no hire women because the work is to hard for women. Really? well I have unload semi's by hand for the last two weeks, so how hard can Christmas tree's be? Oh well he is a jerk and I hope that his lot burns down.

on a good note, I was not feeling real good, so I did get a nap in.

I got on the Internet and was looking at craigslist. There is some lady on there bitching because she was injured in Iraq and might not be able to give her children a Christmas. I posted on there that she needed to stop her bitching and just deal with. I told her our story and suggest that in stead of looking for a hand out, she should go do whatever it takes. They removed my post! I am wrong for speaking the truth?

Then I got a call from the office that the job I was waiting on had come in. So I swung by and picked up my Alaska buddy. When we got to the office we found out that the job fell through because the fire inspector failed the building. I wonder if the company I worked for the other day wired that place? Back home I came.

When I got home there was a box from my mom. I grabbed a knife and opened it. As soon as I opened it I saw my dads memorial book. It was then that it hit me. My dad is dead. I sat down and had a good cry. My mom also sent me out my dads watch. I put it on and it is so big on me and it needs to be wind. I won't let rest adjust it or reset the time.

My dad wore the watch until the day he died. He would try to move the watch around and it would leave bruises on his arm, but he would not let us take it off.

Maybe if I just go to bed my day could not get any worse.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

a real eskimo!

  Yesterday I worked with a guy who a no shit Indian from Alaska. I had such a good time talking to him and getting to know him. I must have asked a million questions and he answered all of them!

Our friend Elle lives in Alaska, and she has talked about Alaska for a long time. I so do want to go there. I want to see the northern lights, and wake up one morning with a moose in my front yard.

Yesterday I worked at what is going to be a new best buy. NEVER go in to those stores! Yesterday I was helping Frank tie up the wires that hold the lighting up. Well......All of the wiring is just zip tied to whatever you can find. When we could not find anything we were told to just run it over the water pipes!

If OSHA had walked in the job sight would have been closed down! We were 30 feet up, with NO safety gear. We were not even asked to put on a hard hat! The we are putting electric wire on water pipes?! I will never shop at a best buy for fear that a fire will break out or that a light will fall on my head!

I got home early today, so it will be nice to eat dinner with everyone else. But I will be in bed early as tomorrow is another day.

Oh! check this out! Today I took my Alaskan friend a case of juice and some toys that our children no longer use. ( he has four little children) Anyway, he was just so happy. They are living in a hotel, and I found out that the children do not have any toys.

Then today when I got home a found a trash bag full of boy's clothes. They were all Ryans size and were so NICE! I guess no good deed does go unnoticed. I am so grateful for those clothes because Ryan really needed some new clothes.


Tuesday, November 14, 2006

judging people

before I started this job, I thought that day labors were lazy people. Boy was I wrong!

Since I have started this job I have some very nice and interesting people. I always tell my children to get out of their comfort zone and try something new, I guess I should have taken my own advice.

Today I met a truck driver from the Dominican Republic. When I asked him where he was from he would not tell me at first. He kept saying I am from America. He told me that he came to this country when he was 18 and then became a citizen. He loves this country.

Some people I met last week have become friends. Rusty and I will be going over to their place on Sunday to help them out with some stuff.

I guess I really needed to get out of my comfort zone and get a new perspective on life.

This country is filled with hard working people just trying to get by. This country is such a melting pot. I am so glad that I got out of my comfort zone and got to meet these people.

I have heard that when you meet someone, they will leave a mark on you. I hope that the people have met have liked me as much as I have liked them.

On to another subject. Rusty has been so awesome since I have been working! He is really pitching in and helping to keep the house up. Rusty is doing the cleaning and the cooking!

I love Rusty so much, and we make a good team.

For the past few days our house has smelled like crap. So when I got home today every fan was on and blowing! I moped the floors and then went back over them with a Lysol, and rusty ran the vacuum. We were determined to get that nasty smell out of the house. I think we finally have that smell out for good.

I am off to get some sleep. I have been reading, but I am sorry that I have not commented.


Monday, November 13, 2006

our fire

I was coming back from taking Amber to work when I smelled smoke. I turned onto our street and I could see the flames! We live off grand, but as of now we are still in our home.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

good night

I had a great time at the ball! I am still waiting on some more pictures to come in and then I will add them! LOL

I am so glad that I went and danced the night away.

In the third picture is a marine named top. I rode on the back of his bike during the bike rally. When I saw him in uniform I did not even recognize him. I also got to meet Top's wife and she is just the nicest lady. I am much better for getting to know her.

Well I need to finish laundry and go to bed.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

I can dance backwards...

I am so sore and tired. All this week I have loaded and unloaded semi's by hand. I swear to you every muscle in body hurts. My hands are cut up and I have no finger nails left.

However none of that matters tonight. Tonight I am the wife a marine that wants to party. It is the Marine Corps birthday, I will put on the proper dress and go dance the night away.

I feel like that country song..... " she hit the door at 6:55 sack full of greoceries split down side. Canned goods scattered all the way to the curb, the look on her face saying don't say a word. So it is me and her and a can bean sitting there on the front porch swing, with her head on my should she smiled and said... I have been gopher and chauffeur and company chair man, the coffee maker and the copy repair man, any more there anint nothing I swear man that I don't do. I have been struggling and juggling and closing big, I have even danced backwards in high heels. Just when I think I cant make it through.....all I want is to be the women with you.

That will be me tonight. I will forget about my week, and my sore body. I just want to be the lady with my man, and yes I will dance backwards in high heals.

To all the marines out there Happy Birthday! To all of the wives who stand by them..... Go dance, tonight is your night also.

Wednesday, November 8, 2006

sore and tired

  Well today was my first day as a day laborer. It went very well and the people I worked for were great. I however am sore and tired.

I do go out and buy a pair a steel toed shoes, so that should help my legs feel better.

I will never again think anything but good about legal day laborers. I worked with a couple today who is just trying to get by. The husband use to have a great job then he got laid off, and they are on the verge of loosing everything. So they are BOTH out there working as day laborers.

I have never looked down on people but this couple was doing what ever they had to do and for that they have my respect.

I just wish more people would get out there and do whatever it takes, instead of looking for hand outs.

So I will be working again tomorrow. I have no idea what I will be doing but I will go do it. Today I unloaded a semi full of furniture and then we had to put some of it together.

Who needs to work out I can just go to work!

I need to go get some sleep

Tuesday, November 7, 2006

bounced check

So I am going through all the mail and the bills last night when I see a bank statement for Amber. I open it up to find out that her pay check bounced! I made her call the manager, and had her arrange for her to pick up cash and the $5 fee that the bank charged! LOL I just cannot believe that the check bounced.

I went to down applied for the job today. I have to call in at 6 a.m. to see if they have work for me. I guess my days of sleeping in are over.

It has been very hot here today. We got up into the 90's. I am still in shock that it is that hot here this late in the year.

So anyway, nothing else happened today. I guess there is something to be said a day of nothing.

Monday, November 6, 2006

day labor

We just keep getting one blow after another this month. First Rusty's v.a. benefits got cut and now we got a letter from social security saying that they are cutting Ryan's benefits!

So I called a few places and I am going to go work as a day laborer. There is this place not to far from us where I can go and fill out the paper work, work and get paid the same day. I guess you do what you have to do to get by.

Not to much else has happened today, but then again if it was bad news I do not think I could handle it!

I cooked the plantain by just slicing them thin and then I pan fried them. You can salt them. I looked them up on the Internet last night and they are actually very nutritious. I guess that it until you fry them! Oh I just used what ever oil I had on hand.

I need to go cook dinner

Sunday, November 5, 2006

who knew?

 So, everyone went to see the air craft and then Nikkis boyfriend came back to the house and had dinner with us. After dinner he helped clean up the kitchen and then I took him home.

On the way home Nikki said that her boyfriend did not think that Nikki was going to go look at air craft. He thought that he was going to go hang out with Rusty. It turns out that this kid's dad does nothing with him. So he was hoping to have some "dad" time.

Rusty was just floored by that. Rusty said that he will try to spend some time with the young man.

The girls were talking about eating plantains. So I went and bought some and the girls told me how to cook them. ( They ate them on their trip this summer) Then Nikki's boyfriend says these are good. My grandma use to make these and she would serve them with a side of sour cream. Then I got a lesson on how to pick a ripe Plantain.

If you have never had a plantain you should try them. I just sliced them and pan fry ed them to a golden brown. They taste like a potato!

Who knew?


A few days ago I pulled my cutting mat out from under the sofa and it was so dirty. So today I decided to move the sofa and vacuum under it. That was really gross. Behind the sofa I found one of Rusty's hat, a cup, a fork, and tons of dust!

Then I noticed that the window sill were dirty, so I cleaned them. Then the window looked dirty, so I cleaned them. Then the curtains looked dirty so I had to wash them! Talk about the snowball effect.

So I figured I would just roll up my sleeves and do a really good cleaning on the living room. I got rid of so much stuff. I just did not want to clean it any more, so I wiped it down and put it in the yard sale box.

I must say that the living room now looks very nice.

Once the children get home from church Rusty is going to take them up to March Air Reserve Base to look at the air craft. Rusty even invited Nikki's boyfriend! I am glad that he did that. I would rather them spend time together when their are adults around.

I have no desire to go look at air craft, so I am going to get the ribs ready for dinner. I have not cooked a nice meal in a few days so I figured I would cook a nice meal while everyone is gone.

Once I got to sleep last night I slept really good. I am going to try not to take a nap at all today, so that way I will be ready to get some sleep when the time comes.

Carrie, I am glad that you liked the link for the service members. I think it is cool that you guys are going to send something over to them.

I hope everyone has a great day!

cant sleep

I have no idea why I can't sleep! I am so tired but all I have done is lay in bed and think. I am not thinking about anything important, my mind just keep racing!

I pulled a back muscle again. I told Rusty that this is getting old and that I need to figure out what I am doing to pull this muscle. Rusty was a sweetheart and has just said well go lay down. So I have spent most of the day in bed just chillin. It was nice to have a day off.

We had no company this weekend and that is great. Sometimes I just want the our family. Does that sound strange?

I got a child support check today! It was for almost $200! I about fell over. It could not have come at a better time. Maybe I should call the D.A.'s office more often.

I talked to my mom yesterday and she seems to be doing much better. Next weekend she is going to go hang out with her friends so she will be all weekend. I am glad that she is getting out of the house and starting to do some stuff. I know the holidays are going to be tuff for her, but at least she will be here for Christmas.

Well I guess I am going to go try to get some sleep. I just wish I could turn my mind off!


Friday, November 3, 2006

Lets do some math

     I will not hear back from the D.A. office until Monday. I am not out for blood, I just want the money that the courts said he should pay. We are not even talking about a lot of money. I am only ordered $300 a month for two children!

Let's see $300 divided by 2 is $150 a month for each of them. $150 divided by 4 is $42 and some change a week! We are not talking about a lot of money here!

Nikki is having two friends come over after school. Both of the girls are sisters and their dad just walked out on them the other day. Nikki said that she has no idea what to say to them. I told her then don't say anything, just be their friend. Sometimes being a friend says more then words.

I need to run to the store and get some food for the critters. I don't think they would like going hungry. Then the rest of the day is mine!

Did anyone see oprah yesterday? It was so interesting, and the show that she talked about is going to be on the discovery health channel tonight. I really want to see the whole show. Here is the link if you want to check it out.

Here is another great link. This is for a program that lets you help support our troops. I go to this page every year and I send out service members Christmas cards. Sometimes I get a letter back and sometimes I don't, but I really like doing it.

I need to get busy.

Thursday, November 2, 2006

final count

 I got all of the scarfs boxed up and mailed off today. I made 21 scarf's for the womens shelter! It felt so good to get them in the mail.

Then I two quilts down to the vet's office and dropped them off. The women were like those are so nice. I just hope that the pets get some use out of them.

I think I need some tea and a shower. I stink. I have been running around all day and now I just want to rest.