I once heard that pictures are of the happy times. Life is what happens between the pictures. Boy is that the truth!
One day I was sitting on the porch with Jolyn. Jolyn is Jakes mom. Anyway, Danny comes out of the house and goes and gets on the tractor. I looked over at Jolyn and said I want to ride on the tractor. I have never been on a tractor before. Jolyn just looked at me and said " you are kidding me right?" Then Jolyn realized that I was not kidding so I got to ride on a tractor for the first time in my life! I wanted to ride in the bucket, but Danny said no because I was not a guy! Now that is a double standard! LOL
Lessons I have learned from this trip.
1. If I say no I need to stick to my guns.
2. If I give in I must smile and do everything that everyone else wants, even if I have no desire to do it.
3. I am not allowed to have an opinion on anything unless it matches other peoples. If it does not match then I must keep my mouth shut.
Today is back to reality for me. I am just about out of laundry soap so I have to go to the store.
The chili is on and I am going to make some bread. That should feed the marines for the night.
I think I am going to squeeze in some time to go work on my tan. My tan is not looking that good this year. Yes I know I will skin cancer but everyone has to die of something.
I am glad to have all of the children home. I am telling you guys that they were not home for 20 minutes before they were all gone again. Nikki is leaving on Saturday to go up to San Francisco. Man I wish I was going on that trip. I want to walk the golden gate bridge, I want to see Alcatraz, and I so want to hug a redwood tree. Maybe another time I will be able to do that.
OH about the pictures. There are two of me on the tractor. One is of the sun flowers that have finally bloomed. The other yellow flowers are my stolen flowers, and then there is a picture of my first pumpkin!
The picture that was taken in Fallon is where the Navy has their real top gun school at! I was so hoping to see them training, but no luck there.
The girls brought back some pictures of my father and I. One was of me when I was about 3 days old and I was sleeping on my dads chest. For once I did not cry when I saw his picture. I actually felt numb. This August will be one year since my dad has passed away.
Amber said that everyone wants to come out for her graduation. I just sat the breakfast bar banging my head on it. I so do not want to have my "family" here. Lets face it you treat me like shit and tell me that I am worth nothing and now you want to come out here? All I could say was I hope they book a hotel room way in advance. Amber did say that she does not want my sister and her hell child out here. I do not blame her. This is Ambers day and hell child would just steal it from her.
So will some buy my a tractor? Rusty said that I could not have one. Jolyn and I laughed because she could just see me driving it to Starbucks! Hell yes I would.
On our ever so long trip home I started to braid my hair in those super tiny braids. I looked so funny, but when you are bored you will do anything to keep yourself entertained. So last night I had to take all of those braids out. One of the marines said mom that is going to take you forever. Rusty said well it took her 600 miles to put them in! So if you ever need to kill some time just do your hair.
I am going to turn my alerts back on! You guys cant get rid of me that easy.