I am so jazzed that Nikki will be home today! She will be landing at lax at 10:05 p.m.! I so want to hug her and hear all about her trip. I also can't to see her pictures, but I will have to wait a few days until we get the cameras developed!
Today I am going to spend the day doing the dull stuff that moms do. I need to get a ton of laundry folded, and I am going to wash all of Nikkis bedding, so she will have nice clean sheets to crawl into.
One of the marines mom sent me a ton of home made soap. Man my bathroom smelled so good. I just love stuff like that. I will have to post her web page when I get it. I did however share the soap with all of the female marines that were here yesterday.
I got one of the quilts for the marines finished over the weekend. I will take a picture of it the next time she brings it back. Anyway, some of the other marines said well where is our quilt? O.K. now hold on a second. I am only one person trying to get 7 quilts done by February. Actually I need to have another one done by August. Anyway, I am trying to use the material that I have, and I was asked to double bat the quilts, so that they would be warmer. I guess I better get busy! Oh crap I will also have to make some service flags for the marines that do not have yet.
Rusty is feeling a little better but his ear's are still plugged up. I feel so bad for Rusty. We have had to yell at him all weekend. Rusty even said that it was hard to be around a lot of people this weekend because he could not hear what was going on. I guess I have just gotten use to a new normal. Once Rusty lost hearing in his left ear, I just got use to making sure that his right ear was toward me when I talked to him. Now the one good ear is still blocked and he is struggling to hear.
I actually got a child support check the other day. It was for a $363. That may sound like a lot, but I will not see another one for 6 months. I could get cash aid and food stamps for the girls, but Rusty will not have any part of that. Rusty said " we will make it and thegirls will grow up knowing that we did it all with out any help". That they have.
Amber has been looking into changing her last names to Nelson. I made everyone wait on the whole name changing thing. Rusty wanted to adopted the girls, but I said no because I wanted the sperm donor to have to pay his child support. Not that he does, but I do not want him to get off the hook. So, now that Amber will be 18 next year, she can just go file the papers and change her name.
Today I am going to stay focused. I have a lot of stuff to get done, and I need to take a nap, because today is going to be a long one. Nikki will not get back from LAX until after mid night. I will have to try to get some pictures of her.