Friday, July 20, 2007



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.


louiseb411 said...

Theres lots of tractors near me. Sorry your trip didnt go so well . Nice have have your children back I bet! Louise x

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU))))))))))))))))))))Love the pic of you on the tractor.Glad to have you back.I belive it was you that asked if I ever clik my teeh in the moring,actullay yes and I been doing that alot durning the day through the night,dont know why.Have an awsome,relaxing weekend.

hsauls said...

I have done the same thing when bored! One time when I was bored I wrote "100 things I would rather be doing" and actually wrote them out. It was fun... I think you and I are the kind of people who never really get bored because our minds are always running 1000 mph and we entertain ourselves... that's a gift, I believe...
Glad you're home safe...

plieck30 said...

Now that you've rode on a tractor you need to do it over wild hog rootings. Its quite a ride so hold on tight. Paula

lisa41076 said...

Kelli, I love the pictures, I've missed you !!!!!!!! Hugs Lisa

deshelestraci said...

Bless your heart!  Sounds like a really lousy trip and a big stress.  I hate trips that I'm not in charge of.  LOL  No one can mess you up like family!  I hope your sister and her lovely child stay home.

nay0114 said...

LMAO... you're a hoot girl. You're laughing about the tractor ride to Starbucks I think you've been in my Mayberry town. The drive them to prom. I love sunflowers and the pumpkin is precious love all the pics. Glad you at least got to do something you've never done before that was worth going to mark one thing of your list. San Francisco? yikes didn't they just have an earthquake this morning? Are you sure you wanna go there?
Take care, Chrissie

helmswondermom said...

I hope you get your tractor!  Hey, you got to go rock climbing didn't you?  So don't give up on the dream!
Sorry the trip was stressful.  Glad the kids got home safely.
Stop on by -- I actually did a few entries tonight!

seraphoflove9001 said...

Loved the pictures! I don't blame you at all for not wanting to be on a trip when you have listed what you've learned. I wouldn't have been able to keep my mouth shut. :o) I'm sooooo glad you're back! :o)

lanurseprn said...

It doesn't sound like such a good trip to me.  Glad you're home, though. LOL on you and the tractor! I could see you pulling up to Starbucks! That would be fun!

Your hair story made me think of once I was going through the long desert drive on the way home from Laughlin, Nevada. I started braiding my hair, too. I figured out how to french braid my hair that day! LOL!
Have a good day,

springangel235 said...

You looked really cool on that tractor.  When I spent my summers on my Aunts farm growing up, I had to practically live on a tractor...the only way work was done.   The sunflowers are the bright yellow.  I think I agree with you on the tan,  get a good sunscreen,  the higher the better, and enjoy life!  Hope your week is going well...I need to get back on track with you and many others...
Hugs and love,