For some reason I cannot sleep tonight. I am so tired, but I turned out the lights my eyes just popped open.
Anyway, I talked to Nikki's mission trip leader tonight. We are getting everything set for the trip this year and the fund raisers are set up. So I asked where they are going next year. My answer was either Japan or Africa!
When I asked if Africa was an expensive trip she said yes, but it is getting more expensive every year. If they go to Africa then Nikki will be gone for two months over the summer!
If they go to Japan then Nikki will be gone for about two weeks next summer. Either way we need to start planning real soon for the trip next year.
Rusty and I had talked about taking the children to Hawaii next summer, but now all of our plans are on hold until further notice. We both agreed that going to Africa was an opportunity of a life time, and that Hawaii would always be there.
All I can really say is that I am so proud of her. I love Nikki's spirit for life and willing to go to place that other people won't go, and she does it all just to help other people.
I got no planting done today. I walked outside and the wind just cut right through me! Brrr, I came back in side and just did some work around here.
Tonight I made everyone's favorite dinner and I was very surprise to see that there were actually left overs! I just cooking dishes that I know everyone will enjoy.
My goal for the next few days is to use up all of my left over batting by making pet quilts to take down to the base animal shelter. I do not understand some of the people in the military. They will spend a ton of money to buy these fancy dogs and then they will dump them if they move. I do understand if they are going over seas, but come on people. If I spent $500 on a dog, I would be taking that dog with me across the country! Anyway....... I am off my soap box.
I would like to say a big thank you to everyone out there who has been reading and commenting in my journal. I had no idea that I was on a list! Who knew that my life would be interesting? Thanks everyone.
I guess I am going to go do something productive but yet quiet since everyone else in the house is sleep.
One more thing. Gerry I would be honored if you would be my fill in mom. I try my best to do the right things for our children, but sometimes I still need advice. Sometimes I just want and need some positive affirmation that I am on the right track.
Good night everyone.